What will come of the next decade on the Internet? We often take for granted the state of the net today, but there's no guarantee that it will remain this way. Will the digital future be dystopian, or is there a brighter outlook ahead than some may believe? Our panelists - thinkers and net visionaries, with backgrounds ranging from art, law, technology, politics, media, culture, and entrepreneurship - provided their perspectives on the future of the net, and engaged with members of the audience... Topics: internet, colloquium
Jonathan Zittrain is something of an Internet prodigy. A co-founder of the Berkman Center at Harvard, he is now the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute in England, these being the two premier institutions in the field. Jonathan has written a book 'The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It' and this event was in the nature of a launch party three days before its official release date. Zittrain explains that the Internet and much of what is... Topics: internet, talk, nyc
OneWebDay - a global annual event that celebrates,and draws attention to threats to, the internet - is held every September 22. In 2008 this was a Monday - a breezy pleasant day as we gathered in NYC's Washington Sq.Park, The many illustrious speakers had to compete with occasional rumbles from nearby workers reconstructing the fountain. The OneWebDay theme this year was 'Democracy and Participation'. More info: http://punkcast.com/1431/ Topics: isoc-ny, Internet Society
PUNKCAST #1064 The Future of WHOIS Policy Jefferson Market Library NYC Nov 8 2006 sponsored by WWWhatsup with thanks to Jefferson Market Branch Library 'The Future of WHOIS Policy' The Metropolitan NY Chapter of the Internet Society continued its popular series of public events at the Jefferson Market library in Greenwich Village with a panel discussion on WHOIS policy, moderated by Danny Younger. This is a contentious issue, involving tradeoffs between privacy, anonymity, and accountability.... Topics: isoc-ny, Internet Society, WHOIS, ICANN, NYC
On October 17 2008 Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the NYC Council's Technology in Government Committee, held a hearing regarding the City's interest for a unique .nyc Top Level Domain (TLD). As we maybe familiar (from his earlier presentation ) Tom Lowenhaupt has for some years been spearheading a local community-based effort - ' Connecting .nyc ' - to acquire the .nyc TLD on behalf of the city. At the ICANN meeting in Paris in July the road was cleared for a new round of... Topics: isoc-ny, Internet Society, ICANN, NYC
This was a band that I think is partly made of of workers at the Archive. Very good blue grass. The is a party at the sedate historical building of the Internet Archive hald in October ala Halloween. Topics: Internet Archive, Music, Live
The Internet Society (ISOC) is an open international body that promotes access to, and beneficial use of, internet technology. In Feb 2005 the New York City Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 669 to provide low or no-cost broadband Internet access to affordable housing residents throughout the city. On December 21, 2005 the NYC Council passed Int. No. 625-A , establishing a permanent advisory committee regarding the use of municipal resources for universal access to broadband... Topics: punkcast, nyc, isoc, isoc-ny, internet, broadband, public, politics, policy
PUNKCAST#9652 Mecca Normal, from Vancouver BC, playing a Sunday afternoon show in Union Docs, an art co-operative in Brooklyn NY on May 7 2006. There are two songs here 'Attraction Is Ephemeral' and 'Language Is Manipulation' . Both are from the band's new album on Kill Rock Stars Records 'The Observer' and are inspired by member Jean Smith's internet dating experiences. More info: http://punkcast.com/965 Topics: punkcast, art, music, live, brooklyn, vancouver, nyc, internet dating, rock
During the mid-nineties Laurie Anderson was touring the performance piece “Empty Places”. During the show’s stop in Lawrence, Kansas it was held in Hoch Auditorium on the University of Kansas campus. Before this performance Laurie Anderson did a last minute re-edit of the 16mm films that were rear projected behind her during the show, she threw the trimmed film pieces on the floor and left them behind. A friend of ours collected the film pieces that were salvageable and gave them to us,... Topics: Laurie Anderson, Internet art, web artwork, online art, performance, performance art, New York...
During the mid-nineties, while Laurie Anderson was working with the internet company Voyager, she developed an online piece called “Here”. In the piece the viewer visited a series of web pages where they could interact with various word based works. This is a documentation of what the piece looked like in operation, recorded through an early video capture card from a Mac computer. Topics: Laurie Anderson, Internet art, web artwork, online art, performance, performance art, New York...